Many things to share today, including cool blogs, interesting links and a writing exercise.
Jump over to Ethan O. Roses's blog to read some free stories and get some insight into writing on flash fiction--it could inspire you to challenge yourself!
Erotica writer and sexpert Susie Bright's Daily is out over at paper.li. I've been reading and listening to Susie Bright since the late 90's, so long she's like an old friend. Not for the faint of heart.
More free e-books! Twitter was all a-tweet with links this weekend. Christine Rose is the YA author of the bestselling Rowan of the Wood series. Read her books, then send her some love!
Writing exercise. Try writing a scene based on a generic conflict scenario, that you can then tailor to your own particular writing style. A great place to mine for these scenarios are places like Dear Abby or Miss Manners, in which people write to the columnists with various problems or conflicts that need resolving. The responses of the columnists aren't as important as writing the scene given by the person. Pick a scene that appeals to you, and write: 10 minutes or 10 pages, whichever comes first!